LOWNDES COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A 35-year public servant is in the running to be Lowndes County's sheriff.
G. Lashun Hutson has spent 14 years in the U.S. Marines and 21 years in law enforcement. He is currently an investigator for the town of Hayneville, but he has held previous roles with the Drug Task Force and as the chief investigator for the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
If elected, he wants to make sure there is an emphasis on recruitment and retention, among a list of other things.
"We need to be more proactive than reactive," Hutson said. "There is not a lot of proactive things going on. Given earlier crimes where victims are still looking for closure. That is my goal: give them some closure and bring better law enforcement to Lowndes County."
The other candidate, incumbent John Williams, declined to speak to us. The winner of the election will become sheriff, as there is no Republican candidate to face in November.